Scottish Hydrological Group

Join us

Membership of the group is free of charge, and is open to anyone with an interest in Scottish hydrology.  Students are very welcome to join the group. 

Members receive regular emails with details of meetings of interest.  Meetings are held around Scotland, either in the early evening (normally free to attend) or as half-day or full-day seminars.

To add your name to the group's mailing list, contact the Hon. Secretary, Syinyi Phoon (

Please remember to email us with any updates to your contact details. 

Get involved

Opportunities periodically arise for new members to join the committee, and there are often opportunities for volunteers to help with the organisation of meetings.

The committee are also always interested in suggestions for future meetings.

In all cases, kindly contact the Hon. Secretary, Syinyi Phoon.




The Scottish Hydrological Group is the principal forum for hydrologists living and working in Scotland.  We organise technical meetings and other events for the Scottish hydrology community, and aim to encourage communication among our membership.

The Group is constituted as a study group supported the Institution of Civil Engineers.

It was founded in 1965 and, since then, has typically organised four meetings per year to address issues of contemporary hydrological interest. Each annual programme usually includes a half-day event in addition to the usual evening meetings, and meetings are often organised jointly with other groups.  Close links are maintained with the British Hydrological Society, with the group effectively operating as a Scottish section of BHS - reports of meetings are published in the BHS newsletter Circulation.  Meetings are most often held in Glasgow or in Edinburgh, but most annual programmes in recent years have also included at least one meeting outside the central belt.

The group enjoys the benefits of a multidisciplinary membership. Members are drawn principally from: consulting engineers, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, conservation bodies, research organisations, Scottish Water and Universities.


Forthcoming Events



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Scottish Hydrological Group  2013

A specialist study group of the Institution of Civil Engineers (Registered Charity No 210252)